So it was with considerable mirth that I read Gorkana's latest blockbusting news - that someone has, schlock horror, discovered who the most influential PR bloggers are in the UK! Wow! That was quick of them! The Ad Age Power150 has only been around for, what, at least five years. Apparently it's news to Gorkana … Continue reading I really am not one of the most influential PR bloggers in the UK. Honestly, I’m not.
My previous post was just a bookmark, but it tied very neatly into the challenge all my clients face: how to source good, compelling content. You say you don't have the time to generate content. The blunt response is: face it, your job just changed. You have to make the time because, as the current … Continue reading How to get around the content problem
So for quite some while I've been helping people to get the most out of social media through doing things properly, effectively, creatively - and, as far as possible, in as little time as possible. By this, I don't mean writing cursory blog posts because a useful post needs to be a certain size to … Continue reading Blog? I don’t have time to blog!
... I was a copywriter. Then I became a social media planner. Then I became a digital PR senior account manager. Then I was a social media strategist. Then I decided to jack it all in and become a copywriter again. Now, I'm finding I'm sort of all of those at the same time. Confusing, … Continue reading Once upon a time…
I've been doing a lot of thinking about the PR Friendly Index recently. Given that I'm not working in social media exclusively any more, it's a pain in the arse to maintain and other indexes do this better (and keep getting better too), I've been thinking of scrapping it. However, before doing so, I thought … Continue reading The PR Friendly Index is no longer about PR. Is PR even about PR any more?
Running a blog about social media and PR is a piece of pie. Just start it up and make the right noises, eventually you wind up with several hundred subscribers. Same with Twitter. What is everyone talking about on Twitter? Mostly social media, it seems to me. So it's with a sense of satisfaction that … Continue reading Praise be, my subscriptions have fallen
I notice that Chris Nee has linked up to me with a very nice description but mentions that I've been a bit quiet lately. This is going to continue for another week at least - being quiet, that is. Because I still don't have broadband. I might even stop being friendly too if it goes on any longer … Continue reading And on… and on…
PR is most definitely a keyword. If you work in it, you should mention it. I've come across Matthew Watson's list of PR Blogs before. It's another approach to 'measuring' blogs, by simply peeling out those from the Ad Age Power150 which mention the word 'PR' in the title. You could argue that it's a … Continue reading Top tip: put your keywords in your title
If anyone's been following my Twitter feed recently they'll know that I've been getting to grips with Yahoo Pipes. I think it's an amazing tool and offers the tantalising possibility of creating a wholly modular monitoring system, effectively through programming-like routines which, through a neat graphical interface, largely remove the need for knowing how to … Continue reading Yahoo Pipes: you’ve got to go there to come back